Study examines plastic bag bans at consumer recycling sites

Published November 19, 2021

Print, reported that on a study led by John Atkinson on quantifying the unintended consequences of New York State's Plastic Bag Waste Reduction Law and ways to address those consequences.

"This work highlights that future bag bans should include provisions that expand education around what is allowed in retail return streams, along with new signage and strategic bin placement to maintain, or even improve, the quality and, potentially, volume of these streams—even in the face of a bag ban," says Atkinson, he Scott and Coleen Stevens Chair in Engineering Sustainability and an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

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